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The Judicial Pensions (Requisite Benefits) Order 1988

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2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act” means the Social Security Pensions Act 1975(1);

“the Act of 1973” means the Social Security Act 1973;

“final salary” has the meaning given by article 11;

“normal pension age”, in relation to a member of an occupational pension scheme, means the earliest age at which that member can become entitled to receive a pension under the scheme, apart from any special provision as to early retirement on grounds of ill-health or otherwise;

“office-holder” means a person who is or has been the holder of any scheduled office;

“pensionable age” means the age of 65 for a man and 60 for a woman;

“relevant enactment” means an enactment by virtue of which an office-holder might be granted a pension in respect of any relevant service and, in the case of a person who has held more than one office, includes any enactment relating to the payment of superannuation benefits to or in respect of such a person;

“relevant service” has the meaning given by article 5(2) and (3);

“scheduled office” means an office listed in Schedule 2;

“scheme” means, in relation to any office-holder, the public service pension scheme established by a relevant enactment;other expressions used in the Act or in the Social Security Act 1975(2) have the same meanings in this Order as in the Act in question. PART II GENERAL

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